|Forum topic by cfexrun||posted 09-08-2014 08:54 PM||1463 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
09-08-2014 08:54 PM
Anyway, I bought a lathe. It’s a Montgomery Ward, likely some version of their shopsmith, and is pretty neat. However, being old and vaguely dodgy, it has some issues. I also have issues, being new to lathes.
The main issue is that the headstock is of the threadless variety. The unit didn’t come with a drive center, just a drill style chuck and a small two-jaw chuck that could be good for pen blanks. The two jaw was being held by the drill style. There’s also a threaded adapter. My lack of knowledge is making this vague, for which I apologize. It boils down to; what’s the best way to attach a drive center to this? The shaft is 1/2” diameter. I haven’t yet been able to determine the threading of the adapter.
Of lesser importance is the tailstock center. It’s a single rod that can be driven out, with threads on one side and a sort of cup and pin dead center on the other.
Really, even just knowing what these styles are called would give me some googling power.
I’ll attempt to link some pictures. Pay no attention to the mess in the background.